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Who they are. Acrobatiq is a learning optimization and analytics company, offering a cloud-based platform, smart courseware, and professional services to enable colleges and universities to develop and continually improve effective online learning experiences. Acrobatiq's course design methodology and ability to use data to optimize teaching and learning is grounded in visionary research in cognitive science, human-computer interaction and statistical analysis from Carnegie Mellon’s Open Learning Initiative (OLI). Acrobatiq’s smart ...
Who they are. Cerego is an adaptive learning platform that incorporates methods from the fields of neuroscience and cognitive science to improve learning speed and retention. Their unique approach. Andrew Smith Lewis, executive chairman and co-founder of Cerego, calls his company's technology "flashcards on steroids." Cerego’s system creates an interactive, dynamic course that utilizes learning and memory science, rather than a set of unchanging videos with no learner feedback. The ...
 
Who they are. CogBooks is a UK-based startup that offers an adaptive cloud-based learning platform. The CogBooks platform applies a combination of research-led learning theory, advanced machine learning techniques, and data analytics to provide a next generation learning tool for both students and teachers. The content-agnostic platform accommodates open-source material as well as resources created within the platform, or developed on other systems. CogBooks can be combined with existing learning ...
Who they are. Lumen Learning is an education technology company that creates low-cost open courseware designed to improve student success using open educational resources (OER). Lumen partners with higher education institutions to help them transition high-enrollment, general education courses to OER. Their unique approach.  As part of the Next Generation Courseware Challenge, Lumen Learning has developed Waymaker, a courseware offering that incorporates open educational resources with personalized learning technologies. Waymaker’s ...
 
Who they are. OpenStax is a nonprofit based at Rice University committed to improving student access to education. Its first open source college textbook was published in 2012 and has since scaled to 19 books used by hundreds of thousands of students across the globe. OpenStax’s new adaptive learning technology, designed to improve learning outcomes through personalized educational paths, is currently being piloted for K-12 and college. The OpenStax mission ...
Who they are. Smart Sparrow is an educational technology start-up. Its product is a personalized learning platform. The platform allows authoring of lessons, tutorials, and active learning simulations with interactive elements. Responsive, adaptive homework assignments can also be added onto existing courses. Adaptive lessons change based on how students interact with the content. Students receive both adaptive feedback and an adaptive, personalized pathway. The platform contains a suite of tools ...
 
Who they are. The Open Learning Initiative (OLI) at Stanford University is a grant-funded organization that creates free and low-cost (less than $25 per student) online courseware and contributes scholarship to advance the science of learning. Through OLI course offerings, students engage with digital, interactive modules and complete activities that simultaneously support and assess the students’ learning trajectories toward meeting key objectives. Instructors can access predictions about their students’ knowledge ...